Show Boat • The World in 2030 • Winds of War • The Legend of 1900 • Fantasy Island • Anatomy of a Murder • Outlander • Air Force One • Tower of Terror • Jock the Hero Dog • The Broadway Sound and Everly Brothers Reunion at BBC Proms
Ed’s note: Sorry but most of the videos are no longer available.
Show Boat is a 1951 American musical romantic drama film based on the stage musical of the same name by JeromeKern (music) and Oscar HammersteinII (script and lyrics), and the 1926 novel by EdnaFerber directed by George Sidney.
This is the third adaptation of Show Boat which was filmed previously in 1929 and in 1936. The film stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, and Howard Keel, with Joe E. Brown, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Robert Sterling, Agnes Moorehead. The 1951 Show Boat was the most financially successful of the film adaptations. It is one of MGM’s most popular musicals and won´t last long on YouTube due to copyright restrictions.
Michio Kaku world renowned physicist talks plainly and in layman´s terms about how science will affect everything around us – computers, medicine, lifestyle, jobs and global wealth. You can´t afford to miss this especially if you are in business.
Go to minute 5 to miss the presentation and go straight to the conference.
The Winds of War is a 1983 miniseries directed by DanCurtis about events from March 1939 until the entry of the United States into World War II in December 1941. Stars include Robert Mitchum and Ali Macgraw. This miniseries became a national television success as never seen before. Great entertainment with an always interesting storylines built around a well documented historical background.
I highly recommend this series especially to those who never had a chance to see it. However, this is one of the YouTube treasures that will not last long on the internet.
Each Chapter is approximately 2 1/2 hrs. long
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocjEq6NcZOw The Winds Rise
The Legend of 1900 is a 1998 Italian drama film directed by Giuseppe Tornatore and starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince and Mélanie Thierry. It was Tornatore’s first English-language film. The film was nominated and won a a variety of awards worldwide. This YouTube download is maximum quality HD. The plot is unusual: Ababyboy, discovered in 1900 on an oceanliner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. The direction, actors, cinematography and ambience as well as the intriguing storyline make this a must-see. Nominated for Golden Globes and another 17 international awards.
Fantasy Island is an American television series that originally aired from 1977 to 1984.
The original series starred RicardoMontalbán as Mr. Roarke, the enigmatic overseer of a mysterious island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, where people could, for a price, come and live out their fantasies. When you see it, you can find more shows on the bottom right.
Anatomy of a Murder a 1959 American courtroom crime drama black and white film directed by OttoPreminger is a true classic. Based on the novel about a 1952 murder case, the film stars JamesStewart, LeeRemick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Brooks West (Arden’s real-life husband).
One of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It was described by a law professor as “probably the finest pure trialmovie ever made.” So much so, that it has been used as a teaching tool in lawschools, showing all of the basic stages in the U.S. criminal justice system from client interview and arraignment through trial from a defense standpoint.
The film was listed as No. 4 of 25 “Greatest Legal Movies” by the American Bar Association. In 2012, the film was selected for preservation in the United States NationalFilmRegistry by the LibraryofCongress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Outlander is a 2008 American science fiction film directed by Howard McCain and starring James Caviezel. The film revolves around a spaceship crashing in Viking-age Norway. According to the makers of the film, Outlander is based loosely on Beowulf.
Some interesting trivia about the film. For the film, a replica Viking village and Viking ship, modeled after the Osebergship scouted at the VikingShipMuseum in Oslo was built. The ship was later burned for a scene – the remains are still on display in the community of Lark Harbor Newfoundland. The village took three months to build and included longhouses and a hall.
Air Force One is a 1997 American action-thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that hijack AirForceOne with the president onboard. The film stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, and Glenn Close. It was one was one of the most popular action films of the 1990s as well as a major box office success, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.
A large part of the crew took a tour of the real Air Force One before filming to be able to reflect the actual scene. President BillClinton saw the film twice while in office and gave it good reviews. He noted, however, that the escape pod and the rear parachute ramp, were not part of the actual Air Force One. Wolfgang Petersen said that although the although real plane did not have those features at the time of the filming, it would — according to him — probably be added by future governments.
At the 2009 U.S. Presidential Inauguration, the U.S. AirForceBand played part of the score for exiting U.S. President GeorgeW. Bush. All music composed by Jerry Goldsmith.
Tower of Terror is a 1997 made-for-TV supernatural thriller directed by D. J. MacHale and starring Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst and Nia Peeples. It is based on the theme park attraction, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Jock the Hero Dog is an adventure 3-D animated film about a man and his best-friend, a lovable and fearless dog named, Jock. Donald Sutherland, Helen Hunt, Ted Danson, Mandy Patinkin and Bryan Adams are the voices. This film is recommended only for 8 and older due to violence.
The Broadway Sound Prom Concert, which showcases popular Broadway musical scores, is part of daily orchestral classical and other music concerts and other events held annually during 8 weeks in summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Prom is short for promenadeconcert. Promenade outdoor concerts were held originally in London gardens where the audience walked or strolled around while the orchestra played. The concerts range from classical to pop to rock n roll and much more.
Everly Bothers Reunion – BBC Prom Concert – 1 hr.5 min
The Everly Brothers Reunion Prom Concert was very special because it marked the reunion of the Brothers after they had split and gone solo from 1973 to 1983. They continued together until Phil´s death in 2014.
The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rockandroll singers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The duo, consisting of “Don” and “Phil” Everly were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
The music of the Everly Brothers is acknowledged to have influenced many successful musicians, including the Beatles, who once referred to themselves as “the English Everly Brothers.” KeithRichards called Don Everly “one of the finest rhythm players.” Singer-songwriter Paul Simon stated: “Phil and Don were the most beautiful sounding duo I ever heard. Both voices pristine and soulful. The Everlys were there at the crossroads of country and R&B. They witnessed and were part of the birth of rock and roll.”
The Everly Brothers had 35 Billboard Top-100 singles, 26 in the top 40. They hold the record for the most Top-100 singles by any duo.
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